description

iati-activities/iati-activity/location/description

This is the reference page for the XML element description. See also the relevant overview page: Geography

Definition

A description that qualifies the location, not the activity.

Attributes

@xml:lang

ISO 2 letter code specifying the language of text in this element.

This value must be on the Language codelist.

Example Usage

Example usage of description within context of location:

  <location ref="AF-KAN">
   <location-id vocabulary="G1" code="1453782" />
   <name>Location name</name>
   <description>Location description</description>
   <activity-description>A description that qualifies the activity taking place at the location</activity-description>
   <administrative level="1" code="1453782" vocabulary="G1" />
   <point srsName="http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326">
    <pos>31.616944 65.716944</pos>
   </point>
   <exactness code="1"/>
   <location-reach code="1" />
   <location-class code="2"/>
   <feature-designation code="PRNQ"/>
  </location>

It may be appropriate to repeat the description in other languages using additional description elements. In this example, the language en has been set in the ‘’iati-activity’’ element:

  <location ref="AF-KAN">
   <location-id vocabulary="G1" code="1453782" />
   <name>Location name</name>
   <name xml:lang="fr">Emplacement du nom</name>   
   <description>Location description</description>
   <description xml:lang="fr">Description de l'emplacement</description>
   <activity-description>A description that qualifies the activity taking place at the location</activity-description>
   <activity-description xml:lang="fr">Une description qui qualifie l'activité ayant lieu à cet emplacement</activity-description>
   <administrative level="1" code="1453782" vocabulary="G1" />
   <point srsName="http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326">
    <pos>31.616944 65.716944</pos>
   </point>
   <exactness code="1"/>
   <location-reach code="1" />
   <location-class code="2"/>
   <feature-designation code="PRNQ"/>
  </location>

Changelog

1.04

The documentation in the schema has changed from “A human-readable description of the location (not the activity).”

Developer tools

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Last updated on 2015-10-16